Be quick for Kent Big Weekend 2017

Looking for something free and fun to do in Kent? The Kent Big Weekend is on 1st and 2nd April 2017 and allows people to visit some of Kent’s biggest attractions for free!

Every year since 2011, there has been an event called Kent Big Weekend/The Big Weekend. This year, it takes place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd April.

Kent Big Weekend allows thousands of residents in Kent to enjoy a day out at one of 117 of the many tourist attractions that the county has to offer. Entry closes on Friday 3rd March 2017, though, so you’ll need to be quick! Continue reading “Be quick for Kent Big Weekend 2017”

A letter to my daughter at 5 months old

A letter to my baby girl at 5 months old, expressing my love for her and discussing the milestones and firsts of the past month.

Dear Autumn,

Firstly, you’ve grown so much more hair over the last couple of weeks! Where has it all come from all of a sudden? I love stroking it, it’s so soft. We can definitely see that it’s blonde now, the same colour as your beautiful long eyelashes.

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Sunday Review: Bambo Nature Nappies

This Sunday I am reviewing the award-winning eco-friendly Bambo Nature nappies (diapers).

A few weeks ago on Twitter, the Conscious Parent Company were asking for parent bloggers who would like to try and review the award-winning Bambo Nature Nappies. I’m not a huge fan of using disposable nappies, but struggle to fit reusable cloth nappies into my daily life (as lovely as they are). As these nappies are eco-friendly disposable nappies, they’re somewhere between the two, so I jumped at the chance! Continue reading “Sunday Review: Bambo Nature Nappies”

When I found out I was pregnant – And Jacob makes three

Kelly talks about her surprise positive pregnancy test result after having irregular periods for the best part of a year.

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Hi and welcome to the 3rd week of my guest series – When I found out I was pregnant.

This week my guest is the lovely Kelly from And Jacob makes three. She tells us of her irregular menstrual cycle and her subsequent surprise when she found out she was pregnant. I hope you enjoy reading her story as much as I did! Continue reading “When I found out I was pregnant – And Jacob makes three”

Think before you formula-bash 

I haven’t written a poem for about a decade, possibly longer. However, I have some pretty strong views on women insulting people for bottle feeding their babies and I thought I’d try to express it through poetry. Even just a mention of breastfeeding or seeing someone breastfeeding  hurts someone like me. Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not asking people to not mention breastfeeding around me, or to not breastfeed around me or others. I’m fully supportive of breastfeeding, I just think there needs to be some more sensitivity to women who formula feed their babies.

I absolutely loved breastfeeding, I’ve mentioned it in a previous post about My Breastfeeding Journey. I tried my hardest with all the odds against me to keep going as long as I could and felt like I had the experience stolen from me by a cruel turn of events. I felt very down after I had to stop as I felt a massive sense of disappointment and failure.

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Liebster Award

After being nominated for the Liebster Award, I am answering my questions and nominating some other great bloggers.

I’m very happy and honoured right now, as yesterday I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely Zoe over at LycraWidow! Thank you!

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The Liebster Award is given by bloggers to other bloggers who they think are deserving of an award. Then, should they choose to accept the award, the nominated bloggers write a blog post answering 11 questions from the person nominating them, list 11 facts about themselves and list some nominees of their own!

After some happy dancing when I received my nomination, I got myself a packet of mini eggs and sat down to answer Zoe’s questions.

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Our disastrous first post-baby date night

My husband and I’s first date night after our baby was born turned out to be a disaster. Dave didn’t like Fifty Shades Darker and Autumn had separation anxiety.

During my pregnancy we didn’t really go out and have dates to make the most of our time as a couple before Autumn arrived. This was because I just felt bad in one way or another throughout the whole pregnancy! Autumn is now almost 5 months old and we felt as though it might be time we went on our first post-baby date night. Knowing that my mum was going to be off work due to half term, we asked my parents if they would be able to look after her one evening for us.  Continue reading “Our disastrous first post-baby date night”